Blast from the Past: Wedding Shower Fun

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One of Addie’s favorite thing to do is to sit on the living room floor, open the bottom drawer to our entertainment center and flip through old photos.  She asks who it is if she doesn’t recognize who is in the pictures and what they were doing.  It is a great way to reminiscence.  There are many photos of the children as babies, which they love as well as photos of Bryan and I as children.  What child doesn’t love seeing pictures of their parents as kids?

She recently came across pictures of Bryan and I at our wedding shower and loved seeing Mommy & Daddy before we were married.  Talk about a walk down memory lane.  Sorry for the less than clear photos, these are scans of pics from 2003.

It was late February of 2003, I was in my early 20s and was so in love.  I was going to be marrying the love of my life in a few short weeks.  Bryan’s Aunt was coordinating a wedding shower for us and although I was excited, I was very nervous to be the center of attention.  The sun was brightly shinning and the white building stood out against the bright green grass surrounding the building in downtown Mt. Dora.  It was a perfect day.

Our families know how to have a good time.  The shower was full of good food, great friends, lots of beautiful gifts to help us prepare our new life together and loads of laughter!  While my soon to be husband made a witty comment about each gift that was unwrapped, tons of the laughter came as a result of some of the games that were played.  One of those games involved toilet paper!  Yes, a toilet paper game at a bridal shower.  Everyone had a blast!


I wasn’t allowed to play, as Bryan and I were the judges but it was a ton of fun to watch our friends at work!  It was really simple, but so much fun.  So if you are planning a wedding shower, buy toilet paper and get ready to laugh!


Those that were playing were divided into teams of four or five.  Each team was given a roll of toilet paper and given five minutes.  They raced to design a wedding dress out of the toilet paper!  Talk about the creative sparks flying, they had nothing but the toilet paper and a small amount of  tape.  The timer was set and then it was ready, set and go.  They had to try to make something that resembled a wedding dress.  The younger girls were happy to be our models, even if it was just a toilet paper wedding dress!


While the groups were busy at work making wedding dresses from toilet paper, there were also teams that had red and black crepe paper trying to make something that resembled a tuxedo.

I remember it like it was just yesterday!  It was a blast to watch them work and try to make that one roll of toilet paper stretch to cover as much as possible!  That is why using Cottonelle triple roll toilet paper over a standard roll was so important.  It is perfect because it is not only very soft but thick and strong.  Who says toilet paper only has one purpose?  The game went over so well that it was played again at my personal shower.

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29 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Wedding Shower Fun”

  1. I love blasts from the pasts! I usually go through my albums and look at the kids especially my oldest and reminisce about when they were smaller. As for that challenge, I don’t think I can do it. 🙂

  2. That is so neat. Going over your past pictures with your kids. I have never tried to make a wedding dress out of toilet paper and I’m pretty sure it would not be recognizable if I ever did. What a fun post!

  3. I think it’s funny how many games you can play with toilet paper! While I didn’t have a bridal shower, I do throw a Halloween party each year, and toilet paper mummy wrap is always a huge hit!

  4. I wasn’t at the shower, but I do remember your wedding! It was lovely! ^_^ And that looks like it was such a fun game! lol

  5. awwww! Thank you for sharing such a fun time with us! Looking at old photos is always a fun time! My daughter loves to see photos of my husband and I before she was born. 🙂

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